Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University located in Manhattan, New York City. It is one of six Ivy League business schools, and is among the most selective of top business schools. The school belongs to the M7 group of elite MBA programs which recognize each other as peers, consisting of Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford, and Wharton. Scholarship awards in the CBS MBA Scholarships are mostly need-based, however, certain named scholarships have a merit component. Scholarships are invited from both domestic and international students, and awarded for both the August-entry and the January-entry groups.
Details on applying for scholarships are available after admission. The date of admission is defined as the date on which the Admissions Office notifies the candidate via e-mail.
To assess a student’s eligibility for need-based aid, the School takes into consideration all possible resources (including cash, savings, investments, money market, IRA and 401(k) accounts, CDs, trust funds, real estate equity, GI and Social Security benefits, income of student and spouse, and income tax refunds), sponsorships from companies, as well as prior educational debt levels.
The School also takes into account merit-based awards made possible by the Admissions office.
Additional information might be requested to best assess a candidate’s ability to pay and late applications are subject to a different process.
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Course(s) Offered: MBA
Course Level: Masters
Provider: Columbia University
Country to Study in: USA
Columbia Business School, Columbia University in the City of New York; United States
Field of study
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Number of awards
A high percentage of those who apply are awarded
Although the percentage of recipients is high, students should not assume they will be awarded a need-based scholarship as these awards are not guaranteed. Awards are generally renewed for the second year of study.
Award amounts range from $7,500–$30,000 for those who qualify and based on funds available. Of those who apply, 60-70% receive a need-based scholarship and the average award is approximately $20,000
Method of Application
To begin the process, CBS asks you to create an account with them. This will keep your application secure and allow you to edit and revise your information before final submission. But first, review the checklist from the application requirements page for the things you will need to complete the application.
It is important to visit the Ready to Apply? page and the official scholarship webpage (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply
Application Deadline: 15 Oct 2017 || 17 Jan 2018
Open to International Applicants